Saban: Injured Jones back catching passes

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Julio Jones' status for No. 8 Alabama's
game against Mississippi is still uncertain.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says Jones practiced and caught
passes Wednesday. Alabama's leading receiver broke his left hand
against South Carolina and had surgery Sunday to insert a plate and

Saban says Jones will be evaluated further before determining
his situation for Saturday night's game against the Rebels. He has
said the main issue on playing time will be pain tolerance.

Saban says right tackle D.J. Fluker will miss the game with a
pulled groin.

Jones played against the Gamecocks after breaking his hand and
wound up with season-highs of eight catches and 118 yards.

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